It seems that the United States, in an effort to stabilize a country with warring factions, has long since adopted the habit of funding terror, the idea being that we pick the “lessor of two evils” and try to push out the worst evil by supporting its’ opposition. It has recently come to light that one of the rebel groups in Syria our president wants to fund is ISIS.
This is the same group that is reported to be worse than Al-Quada and is forcing Christians in Iraq to vacate, convert to Islam or be killed. This is just another of their laundry list of offenses, being that they have already demanded all unmarried girls and women to be sent from their families to “service” their rebel brothers in the “holy sex jihad.” Failure to comply with the call to the “sex jihad” will cause the families of said females to be subject to Sharia law. Which is just another term for “torture and abuse, etc.” all in the name of their god and their interpretation of his goals.
That being said, another group that we are backing are the rebels in Ukraine. There is a separatist movement in eastern Ukraine that has gained and lost momentum in the last few weeks, depending on what day it is. This group is in conflict with the Ukrainian government.
The most ironic thing about our funding of these rebels is coincidental hiccup with Burisma Holdings Ltd, a natural gas company tied to ousted Ukrainian president, Victor Yanukovych.
A former Ukrainian Parliamentary lawmaker, Nikolai Zolochevsky, previously a member of Yanukovych’s Party of Regions and his minister of environmental resources, minister of ecology and natural resources, as well as the deputy secretary of the Ukrainian National Defense Counsel, until Yanukovych was ousted, has control of Burisma Holdings Ltd.
Interestingly, Hunter, the son of Joe Biden our vice president, and Devon Archer, college roommate of Christopher Heinz, the stepson of John Kerry have recently joined the board of Burisma Holdings Ltd. Both Biden and Archer are employees of Rosemount Seneca Partners, a U.S. investment company tied to Rosemont Capital, a private investment firm that Archer and Heinz founded.
Meanwhile, the sale of natural gas is a source of conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The Ukrainians purchase the bulk of their natural gas from the Russian government majority owned gas company, Gazprom. They feel that the prices were raised to Ukraine as a punishment for wanting a closer association with the European Union.
Vice President Biden visited the Ukraine in April of this year to offer U.S. expertise in expanding their natural gas production.
Of course, Hunter Biden et al, are private citizens and can accept employment wherever they find opportunity. It seems that being highly connected often brings a great deal of opportunity sometimes. It certainly appears to be a plus, even though there has been some question of a conflict of interest.
We must stop the funding of any and all terrorist groups now. At the very least, we should be more prudent of whom is to be funded. Our investment in Afghanistan vs. the Russians seemed to initially pay off, but later gave us a sucker punch in the form of 9/11/2001.
In light of our lack of leadership, leading to the dwindling of respect by other countries, perhaps the United States should hold onto all of its’ money. It would be much better spent at home with and on our own problems. Until we have a firm leader at the helm, as a nation, we can no longer afford to play this kind of political roulette–even if it is still beneficial to those in power and those connected to the powerful.
If you agree, be sure to make your position known to your state representatives, both by your calls and letters, and more importantly, by your vote in November.